Writers @ Work, a nationally-known independent writer’s organization, has successfully promoted and supported a creative writing community–locally, regionally and nationally– for thirty four years. While attending W@W events writers can hone their skills and meet to discuss their work with fellow writers, editors and publishers.
W@W was founded in 1984, when Dolly Makoff, the owner of Dolly’s Bookstore in Park City, Utah, approached writer/editor James Thomas about the possibility of having a writers’ conference in Park City. Phyllis Barber, Kate Woodworth and François Camoin soon joined the group, and W@W was born. Past conferences were held in Park City, and more recently at Westminster College. Our move to the historic Alta Lodge in the scenic Wasatch Mountains has elicited enthusiastic praise.
The goal of Writers at Work is to make a difference in the work and lives of writers, whether by giving them what they need to move on to their next draft, by connecting them to a community of writers, or by introducing them to the world of publishing. Each year W@W continues to advance its mission of helping writers at all levels of skill and experience develop as writers and succeed as authors. Through its conferences, competitions, and Saturday workshops W@W has seen talent brought to fruition and careers launched.